I recently upgraded Ubuntu to 18.04 LTS. Since then Thunderbird has been adding strange images to the email list window.

Thunderbird Image

How would I go about reinstalling Thunderbird while maintaining the email account settings that are already added?

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The Thunderbird issue seems to be due to a missing dependency that allows printing emojis.

sudo apt install fonts-symbola

That should fix the issue.

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